Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Review

Overall Score

67

Main Features

  • 13 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 24-75 mm (3.1x) F1.7-2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2760k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 11 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 118 x 66 x 55 mm, 405g.
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  • Replaced by: D-Lux 7

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Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Overview


First introduced in September, 2014, Leica D-Lux Typ 109 is a 13 MP Compact with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Leica replaced D-Lux Typ 109 with Leica D-Lux 7. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Leica D-Lux Typ 109 with Leica D-Lux 7


Leica D-Lux Typ 109 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Leica D-Lux Typ 109

Sensor resolution of Leica D-Lux Typ 109 ~ 4158 x 3126 pixels.

Leica D-Lux Typ 109 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 12,997,908 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Leica D-Lux Typ 109


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Leica D-Lux Typ 109 with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
49 Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
NFC Connectivity
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1.7 Lens at Wide
UHS-I Memory Card Support
2760k dot Viewfinder Resolution
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Slow Lens at Wide: F1.7
Low Battery Life: 300 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F2.8
Type Scores

Leica D-Lux Typ 109 has an Overall Score of 67/100 and ranked #27 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #218 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Leica D-Lux Typ 109 Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
73
Value for money score
80
Portability score
88
Overall score
67
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
59

Physical Dimensions of Leica D-Lux Typ 109


Leica D-Lux Typ 109 weighs 405g and has external dimensions of 118 x 66 x 55mm (4.65 x 2.6 x 2.17"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 389g, Leica D-Lux Typ 109 is 16 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Leica D-Lux Typ 109
405g
Average weight
389g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
1040g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Leica D-Lux Typ 109
55mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
122mm

Here is the front and top view image of Leica D-Lux Typ 109 with the dimensions:

Leica D-Lux Typ 109

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D-Lux Typ 109 Dimensions D-Lux Typ 109
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Panasonic LX100 393 g 405 g 115 x 66 x 55 mm 118 x 66 x 55 mm
Fujifilm X100T Fujifilm X100T 440 g 405 g 127 x 74 x 52 mm 118 x 66 x 55 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Sony RX100 IV 298 g 405 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 118 x 66 x 55 mm
Leica D-Lux 6 Leica D-Lux 6 298 g 405 g 111 x 68 x 46 mm 118 x 66 x 55 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony RX100 III 290 g 405 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 118 x 66 x 55 mm
Leica Q Leica Q 640 g 405 g 130 x 80 x 93 mm 118 x 66 x 55 mm
Leica X Leica X (Typ 113) 486 g 405 g 133 x 73 x 78 mm 118 x 66 x 55 mm
Leica X2 Leica X2 345 g 405 g 124 x 69 x 52 mm 118 x 66 x 55 mm

Specifications of Leica D-Lux Typ 109


General
Brand Leica
Model D-Lux Typ 109
Announced September, 2014
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2760
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00
Flash Modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 13 MP
Max Image Resolution 4112 x 3088
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 405 g
Physical Dimensions 118 x 66 x 55 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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